Agile software development approaches encourage a collaborative setting in software development projects. Software developments and software testers and quality assurance people have to create a better context for working together. This article discusses how programmers can improve their relationships with the software quality assurance people.
Testing during the transition to Agile, particularly if you’re moving from a classic waterfall system, often means throwing out every expectation you have about how a project will be run, how long you’ll have to prep or test a drop, and when new code will arrive.
Many organizations are currently using an Agile approach to software development. In this context, small teams are recommended with an emphasis on collaboration between team members and cross-functional people. In this blog post, Rob Lambert discusses the actual skills of software testers and how they go beyond software testing, producing what is call a “t-shaped tester”.
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By working together to create the set of tests and then determining where that testing belongs, we can increase efficiency, reliability and reduce debugging time for failures in the future.
Learn the story of Google’s Testing on the Toilet’s: from a deceptively simple idea to a company-wide cultural phenomenon that has received national acclaim.
In this blog post, Jonathan Kohl discusses the similarities between software testing and game playing. He defines a game as a “situation involving cooperation and conflict with different different actors with different motivations and goals”. He sees software testing as an individual pursuit within a larger software development game and with two styles: scripted testing and exploratory testing..